Aga Khan Palace is a large estate built in 1892 by Sultan Muhammad Shah as an act of charity for the poor hit by famine in the area. However its most famous as the place the Mahatma Gandhi was jailed, and where his secretary, Mahadev Desai, and his wife, Kasturba Gandhi, died. Gandhi is highly revered in India as the leader of the Indian Independence Movement and this museum is dedicated to the history of his time there. It takes on an almost holy air as you go through the various rooms.
After the museum, we made the journey over to the samadhi. There are two simple monuments where the ashes of Kasturba Ghandi and Mahadev Desai are buried. Next to them is a private area where Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes are kept. You must remove your shoes before entering either area. By this point my son had woken up, so my husband carried him into the site and quietly explained why we were paying our respects.
Afterwards we went over to the lovely manicured lawns of the estate. It was a beautiful day so my son ran out his energy while I found a quiet spot to nurse. The lovely garden was enjoyed by many visitors that day and it was a pleasant way to end our visit
- Timings: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, 7 days a week
- Fees: 5 rupees for Indian Citizens and 100 rs for foreigners. Children under 15 years of age are free.
All photos taken by Atma Photography